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Matt Dunn Leads 2016 Professional Development Program

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:21 Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:15

Matt DunnThe 2016 PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice and Bobby Jones Golf Apparel is off to another terrific start, with Matt Dunn (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) once again finding his way atop the standings.

Following a successful launch of the program in 2013, the PDP continues to serve as a measurable tool to recognize members of the Association who have showed a tremendous contribution to the Association, the industry, and mostly importantly, themselves.

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This Week’s Top 10 Rankings in Canada: B.C.’s Richdale Makes Biggest Jump

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:44 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:20

Samantha RichdaleSamantha Richdale gained 24 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 45th at the LPGA Tour’s Yokohama Classic. It was her best LPGA result of the season in three tournaments. The result helped her moved up to No. 3 in the Canadian rankings.

Augusta James, who lost a spot in the Canadian rankings to Richdale, gained three spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour’s Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in South Carolina. It was her fourth Top-15 result this season in five starts.

Jennifer Kirby gained 79 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 7th in South Carolina. Kirby’s best career finish on the development tour enabled the former Golf Canada National Team member to move up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.

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B.C.’s Naomi Ko Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:28 Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:23

Naomi Ko(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — World No. 1 Lydia Ko will have some Canadian Ko-mpany at this summer’s U.S. Women’s Open. Victoria, B.C.’s Naomi Ko — no relation — has qualified to play in the biggest event in women’s golf. And it wasn’t easy.

Ko, an 18-year-old member of Canada’s national golf team who just completed her freshman year at North Carolina State University, topped a field of 48 players to earn the only spot up for grabs at a sectional qualifier Monday at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash., south of Tacoma.

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British Columbia Golf Announces Election of Patrick Kelly as New President

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:57 Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:51

Patrick KellyRICHMOND, British Columbia — British Columbia Golf is proud to announce the election of Patrick Kelly as the association’s newest President. Kelly assumes the role from now immediate Past President David Atkinson, who has held the position since 2013.

Patrick, who operates a consulting business, is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.) and was elected their Treaty Representative for treaty negotiations, a role he held from 1998 to 2001. He has had a number of high level positions including a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC.

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200 Days Until the Inaugural Americas Masters Games in Vancouver

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 February 2016 22:30 Saturday, 13 February 2016 01:35

Americas Masters GamesVANCOUVER, British Columbia — With less than 200 days to go until the inaugural Americas Masters Games in Vancouver, Games stakeholders and local organising committee are pleased to announce that registration for the 24 sport, global multi sport event is open and going strong. Organizers are encouraging masters athletes from across the country and around the globe to register early to take advantage of special discounted hotel rates until the deadline of February 29, 2016.

Up to 10,000 athletes aged 30 or older, supporters, coaches, spectators, family and friends are expected to attend the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver for the nine-day fun and festive event. Registration starts at $215 (approximately $150 USD) and $75 for each additional sport added (approximately $53USD).

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